Maria Alves Miranda

Maria Alves Miranda “Tchalina”, 84, of  Roxbury, MA, passed away on April 17, 2020 at home surrounded by her family in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Maria Alves Miranda was born in Mosteiros, Fogo Cabo Verde Islands to Pedro Andrade Alves and Augusta Jose Marcelino Alves on September 28, 1935.  She married Manuel Goncalves Miranda in 1958 in Fogo, Cabo Verde Islands and immigrated to the United States in 1976 where she was a stay at home mother and was a devoted care taker for her children and husband. She also raised and provided a home for her grandchildren throughout their lives.

Maria developed Dementia and Alzheimer’s later in life and attended the Cabo Verdean Adult Day Health in Dorchester for a few years where she had many friends.

Maria is survived by her five children Marcelino, Maria, Anibal, Eunice, and Filipe; her brothers Manuel and Alvaro; and her twenty-two grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Dr. Harvey Bidwell at Bowdoin Street Health Center, Nurses Dennis, Evelyn and Pat, Father Sean at Saint Patrick’s Church,  Cabo Verdean Adult Day Health on Hancock St. Dorchester, Dolan Funeral Home, and also all of those who helped in the care and wellbeing of our beloved mother and grandmother.

Due to the restrictions of Covid-19 Funeral services for Maria were private and private burial in New Calvary Cemetery in Mattapan, MA.  Please feel free to leave an online condolence for the family.